My Current Pet Peeve

b. traven Merriam-Webster definition.  PEEVED:  irritated, exasperated, nettled, provoked, riled, peeved means to excite a feeling of anger or annoyance. irritate implies an often gradual arousing of angry feelings that may range from mere impatience to rage (constant nagging that irritated me greatly). exasperate suggests galling annoyance and the arousing of extreme impatience. My pet…

Obama taps Garland

Obama Plays the Religion Card

Don Rose Intro by b. traven  This is what contributor, Don Rose, a retired Chicago political consultant has to say about the convoluted reasoning behind the selection of Merrick Garland as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme court.  Other theories abound… such as this one in Salon. Senate Democrats have rushed to claim that this conservative Republican…

Where Is America’s Jeremy Corbyn?

Chris Hedges.  Courtesy of Truthdig. Introduction: The rise of Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain’s Labour Party is heartening.  Here’s a man with a heartfelt contrary perspective.  Sadly, he has no American equivalent among the major parties’ candidates.  Bernie Sanders comes closest, but Sanders supports drone strikes and refuses to take a stand against Israeli aggression.…